AHA Speakers Bureau

AHA Speakers Bureau LogoAHA Speakers Bureau health care experts address major and relevant themes affecting hospitals, health systems, and other health care organizations. Our roster of highly-credentialed professionals is available to help you, your leadership team, and your governing board address issues, guide conversations, and point you in the direction of success.

For assistance in planning your next health care educational program or retreat, contact Laura Woodburn at (916) 973-9154 or lwoodburn@aha.org

Please note that at this time AHA Speakers Bureau is not recruiting new speakers.

Featured Speakers

  • Steve Bedwell

    Provides healthcare professionals with a perspective-driven approach to successfully handle the rapidly changing healthcare environment

  • Jade Gong

    A nationally recognized thought leader in post-acute and long term care delivery.

  • Ian Morrison, PhD

    Internationally known speaker on health care

  • James E. Orlikoff

    President of Orlikoff & Associates, Inc.

  • Paul H. Keckley, PhD

    Managing Editor, The Keckley Report

  • Paul R. DeMuro, MBA, JD, PhD

    Informatics professional and well-known health information technology (HIT) attorney

AHA Speakers Bureau Welcomes Priya Bathija


Guiding hospitals and health systems to promote affordability by improving value.

Priya Bathija is Vice President, Value Initiative at the American Hospital Association (AHA). In this role, she leads AHA’s efforts to guide hospitals and health systems as they promote affordability by improving quality and decreasing cost. In addition, Priya continues to lead the association’s efforts to explore innovative delivery and payment system reforms that will allow vulnerable urban and rural communities to ensure access to essential health care services. Formerly, Priya served as AHA’s point person for inpatient payment and rural hospital issues and as AHA’s liaison to MedPAC. Prior to joining the AHA, Priya practiced health care law and served as Hospital Counsel for MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC and Associate General Counsel at ProMedica Health System in Toledo, Ohio.

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